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5 things to do under $5: Free Florida Orchestra concert, Central Avenue festival

Author-filmmaker Sebastian Junger will give a talk at USF on Tuesday.

New York Times (2006)

Author-filmmaker Sebastian Junger will give a talk at USF on Tuesday.

1Sebastian Junger: The author (Perfect Storm) and Oscar nominee (Restrepo) will give a free talk at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts today, thanks to the University of South Florida's Frontier Forum Lecture Series. Admission is free for the 7:30 p.m. event, and doors open at 6:30. Junger's breakthrough 1997 novel The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea later became a movie starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. His experiences embedded with a platoon in Afghanistan led to the documentary Restrepo. Junger's latest book is Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging, exploring the issue of war veterans and their assimilation back into society, often under the strain of PTSD. After the lecture, Junger will autograph copies of his book.

2Florida Orchestra Hispanic heritage concert: See a free Florida Orchestra concert in Tampa's Water Works Park on Saturday as part of a Hispanic heritage celebration. It will feature Mambo from West Side Story, Lecuona's Malagueña, Piazzolla's Oblivion and Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Michael Francis conducts, weather permitting, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa.

3Central Avenue Solstice Street Festival: This all-day celebration of art, music, food, antiques and local businesses runs the length of Central Avenue on Saturday, beginning with yoga at 7 a.m. in South Straub Park as the sun rises in the east and ending with Movies in the Park at Sunset Park as the sun sets in the west. Florida troubadour Grant Peeples will play at 6 p.m. and the movieBig, the 1988 rom-com starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins, will start after sundown. All events are free. You can see the lineup at centralavenuesolstice.com.

4Glazer Museum Birthday Bash: The hands-on children's museum celebrates the "Big 6" with a carbon-inspired Particle Party with six surprise science-based activities, free admission and cupcakes Saturday and Sunday. Plus, you can still take advantage of $6 admission through Sept. 30 as part of the birthday celebration at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

5After Dark Boardwalk Tour: You can learn about the natural history of Tampa's Lettuce Lake Park as you travel across the boardwalk after dark 7:45-9:30 p.m. Wednesday to the two-story observation tower for views of the river under the glow of the moon. $5, $2 parking. Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa. (813) 672-7876.

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